I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
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Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich raised $485,000 from 2,200 individuals in the second quarter in his bid to become a U.S. Senator in 2012, his campaign announced yesterday. The campaign has more than $700,000 in cash-on-hand.
Former Rep. Heather Wilson announced Tuesday that Bryce Dustman, her former chief of staff, will manage her campaign for U.S. Senate to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman.
The New Mexico Senate passed a bill Wednesday night that would still allow undocumented immigrants to receive driver’s licenses, but stiffened some restrictions on provisions made by the Senate Judiciary Committee. An amendment that would have reverted the language of the bill to match what passed the House failed in the chamber.
A political battle over control of New Mexico’s dominant party played out on the Senate floor Tuesday over an unexpected issue: an Albuquerque woman’s nomination to a state board. Confirmations in the Senate are usually uneventful and state lawmakers usually speak…
New Mexico would tax food for the first time in years, add $1 to the state cigarette tax and net taxes from out-of-state owners of business partnerships on income earned here.
Meanwhile, state agencies would get fewer dollars and several hundred jobs would disappear from state government. That mixture of spending cuts and tax hikes was part of a $5.276 billion state budget proposal that the Senate passed 25 to 17 early Sunday morning to help close a projected shortfall of several hundred million dollars next year.
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday reduced by more than half the amount of new revenue the House approved to generate through tax increases, from $340 million to roughly $150 million.
The Senate did this by replacing two House-approved tax…
The controversial domestic partnership bill, SB 183, which was scheduled to head to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday before going before the Senate Finance Committee is instead headed straight for Finance. Senate Majority Floor Leader
For the second straight day, the Senate had on its agenda a proposal to open conference committees and other legislative meetings to the public, but, as it did on Sunday, the Senate adjourned late Monday evening without considering the bill.
Blogger, photographer and videographer Mark Bralley has some insightful observations in a new posting about webcasting on his blog, but there’s also a big piece of news: If the Senate doesn’t start official audio and video webcasting, he’s going to do it for them.
In an early morning letter, Common Cause New Mexico Executive Director Steve Allen lamented the fact that no ethics reform legislation was discussed “at all” in the state Senate Rules Committee Monday morning, and he speculated that it…
The New Mexico Senate will convene at 8 a.m. on Wednesday to hold a short session so members can attend a public memorial service later in the day for Patty Jennings, wife of Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, who died on Saturday.
The Senate Committee’s Committee decided this afternoon to take a step toward webcasting by allowing cameras to be reinstalled in the Senate gallery with the intention of beginning webcasting audio and video later this session, the Santa Fe New Mexican’s Kate Nash is reporting on her blog.